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Throughout the semesters, I got a good look at the sides of running a business in an international forum, and when I started my major studies, we dove really deep into the practices that small and big enterprises conducted, as well as got to touch on a lot of different software such as SAP, Merit Aktiva, and Procountor.View more
I would like to say, that the school in total is very good. It has good quality of education, and experienced teachers. The study atmosphere is very friendly and not stressful. The one thing, that there is not too much social life in college, no activities for students such as arts, sports, etc. I would like to have some after school activities available for students also.View more
While completing an international degree and being bicultural myself, I highly enjoy my degree program. What I like most is being around all kinds of people and lecturers, people from different backgrounds and cultures, and learning from them. My degree focuses on marketing, cooperating with businesses, and applying what we learn in their existing companies gives us a boost for our future careers and plans. My university has also proven its internationality by partnering with many universities abroad.View more
I did my degree in Tourism and Event Management at Porvoo campus and I’m quite satisfied with the study journey that I experienced. Haaga- Helia has an interesting selection of courses, and the university is quite flexible with its studies. The facilities at the Porvoo campus are very good and modern and it is quite easy to go to Helsinki by bus. If you prefer to live in Helsinki instead of Porvoo I would recommend you choose the campus in Helsinki. In the end, it is quite time consuming and expensive to travel back and forth, but some students did that, so it is not impossible.
I really enjoyed the international environment at our campus in Porvoo. There are students from over 50 different countries. Haaga- Helia supported me with amazing exchange opportunities and study courses with inclusive business trips abroad. I got to do two exchanges, one in Bournemouth University and the other one in Thailand, Phuket at the Prince Of Songkla University. Because of the study trips that we had, I got to visit Sweden, Stockholm, Åland and France, Aix-En-Provence.
The skill level of the teachers varies quite a lot. Some of them were very professional with great pedagogical skills and some of them lacked knowledge and skills on how to teach the course they had planned for us. Some courses include collaborations with real-life companies which is great as you get to work with them already while being a student. There are amazing events in Helsinki such as Nordic Business Forum and Slush that you can participate in as a volunteer and gain valuable experience for example as a customer service representative.
The student life on Porvoo campus is not very active. The nice thing is that most students live in the same flat so it’s easy to arrange small parties with friends on short notice. There is also a student union which arranges some parties. The school definitely needs more clubs for students to join.
I have gotten various job opportunities from different countries, so Haaga-Helia has helped me to dive into the tourism and event management field. The experience of studying in Haaga-Helia depends also a lot on yourself and how active a student you are. The school gives many opportunities to students but sometimes there is a lack of communication which is why it’s good to be active and ask if you are looking for a certain course or exchange program you want to do. For example, I don’t think that most people know that it is possible to do two exchanges abroad.View more
At least in my degree programme (Multilingual Management Assistant), the quality of teaching has varied a lot – some of the teachers have barely an adequate level of English knowledge, which makes it occasionally difficult to communicate with them and understand what is asked from us. Furthermore, in some cases their expertise in the topic they’re teaching is superficial.
However, there are some excellent teachers and quite a good selection of courses to choose from.View more
A university of applied sciences, or a polytechnic, Haaga-Helia offers a wide variety of paths to take for an applicant, including examples of Bachelor Programmes in English such as hospitality or tourism management or those in international business, as well as multiple Master’s Programmes. Having myself graduated from the BP in hospitality, I can say that I’m quite happy with the way the studies were organized and with what I’d learnt there. The teachers were all qualified professionals, and most of the course contents and assignments had a reasonable basis in reality, which assured that the knowledge gained would be practically applicable. The main area of improvement in my opinion would be to make some of the courses later in the programme more in-depth, but otherwise it’s a solid choice for a higher education institution.View more